Ruger is now selling Gunsite Scout rifles with composite stocks. These new guns drop 0.75 pounds from the overall package.
Currently there are two models available with a composite stock – one with a matte black finish and one with a stainless finish. The black version will carry an MSRP of $1,039, while the stainless will go for $1,099.
Both of the new rifles are chambered in .308 Win. No word from Ruger if the company will introduce .223 Rem versions of the Gunsite Scout with a composite stock.
Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle Now Available With A Lightweight Composite Stock
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces that the popular Gunsite Scout Rifle is now available with a lightweight, black composite stock. The composite stock reduces the rifle weight to 6.25 pounds, 3/4 pounds less than the popular laminate wood stock version. This new version features a forward aluminum bedding block and rear aluminum pillar that positively locate the receiver and free float the 16.1″ barrel for outstanding accuracy.
The new composite stock, available on right-hand rifles chambered in .308 Win., contains the versatile adjustable length of pull found on all models of the current Gunsite Scout Rifle. Recognizing the importance of a proper fitting rifle, Ruger developed this adjustable system, which allows the shooter to change the length of pull to fit their individual needs. The length of pull can be adjusted from 12.75″ to 14.25″ to give the shooter the proper fit with outerwear or defensive gear of varying thickness, or properly fit the rifle to different shooters.
A swivel stud boss is molded into the stock immediately in front of the magazine well. This allows the stock to be drilled and a third swivel stud installed for use with the popular three-point “Ching” Slings.
Developed in conjunction with Gunsite Academy, America’s oldest private firearms training facility, the Gunsite Scout Rifle is a relatively lightweight, do-all rifle, consistent with Col. Jeff Cooper’s Scout Rifle concept. Based on the Ruger® M77® family, the Gunsite Scout Rifle has M77 features such as controlled round feed and integral scope mounts (scope rings included) and is supplied with a 10-round detachable steel box magazine. The rifle’s trigger guard and magazine well are formed with glass-reinforced nylon. The magazine release is a push-forward Mini-14-style paddle just ahead of the trigger guard.
Given the lighter weight of the composite stock, these new models are equipped with a radial port muzzle brake fitted on 5/8″-24 muzzle threads. A thread protector is shipped with each rifle and can be used to protect the muzzle threads if the installed muzzle brake is removed.
The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle contains a medium contour, cold hammer-forged 16.1″ barrel with a protected non-glare post front sight and receiver mounted, adjustable ghost ring rear sight. A forward-mounted Picatinny rail offers options in mounting an assortment of optics – including Scout Scopes, reflex sights and red dots for “both eyes open” sighting and super-fast target acquisition.
Polymer magazines also are available for the Gunsite Scout Rifle and are available at www.ShopRuger.com in 10-, 5- and 3-round capacities. These rugged, smooth-feeding magazines are durable, easy to load and feed smoothly. The 3-round magazine is near flush-fitting and is a great accessory to have when hunting. These polymer magazines can be readily disassembled and reassembled for cleaning and have been function and drop tested at extreme temperatures ranging from -30° F to +140° F. A snap-on dust cover, included with each magazine, keeps the internals of the magazine clean and allows long-term storage of a loaded magazine without risk of deforming the magazine feed lips.